I've lived with my mother for all of my life. My father signed his custodial rights over to my mother when i was 2. I want to be on my own or even under a different care taker. My mother has brought guys homes and had made me do everything in the house (cleaning, feeding the kids, cleaning the kids, etc.). I am emotionally and mentally tired of the responsibilities. My mother is emotionally, mentally, and verbally abusive. I don't know what to do. Is there any way i can be on my own or decide where i want to live? what legal grounds do i stand? what can my father do?
Child custody involves decisions about who will be responsible for a child, including parental rights, for both married and unmarried parents, and adoptions.